Patch 8.3 Priest Changes

Last updated on Jan 06, 2020 at 21:14 by Stan 3 comments

In this article, you are going to find a list of all the Priest changes for World of Warcraft Patch 8.3: Visions of N'Zoth.


Discipline Priest

  • Contrition Icon Contrition's base healing reduced by 25%.
  • Contrition Icon Contrition's healing is now correctly affected by Mastery
    • Developers' note: In the aggregate this talent gains value, due to the increase in Penance Icon Penance healing, reduction to Atonement Icon Atonement healing, and Mastery bug fix.
  • Penance Icon Penance healing increased by 15%.
  • Schism Icon Schism now increases damage done from Priest spells and abilities only.
    • Developers' note: This change is intended to make Schism Icon Schism consistent with other similar class cooldowns.
  • Shadow Word: Pain Icon Shadow Word: Pain damage reduced 9%.
  • Purge the Wicked Icon Purge the Wicked damage reduced 10%.
  • Power Word: Solace Icon Power Word: Solace (Talent) damage reduced 10%.
  • Atonement Icon Atonement healing reduced to 50% (was 55%).
  • Mastery: Grace Icon Mastery: Grace effectiveness increased by 12%.
    • Developers' note: Discipline's ability to contribute both damage and healing is slightly too high for what one character can bring to a group composition. At the same time, we are making their Mastery stat slightly more attractive.

Bug Fixes

  • Power Word: Radiance Icon Power Word: Radiance now correctly applies Atonement Icon Atonement to targets on the opposite side of a Smoke Bomb Icon Smoke Bomb effect.

Holy Priest


Bug Fixes

  • Mastery: Echo of Light Icon Mastery: Echo of Light no longer duplicates negative healing effects.

Shadow Priest

  • Chorus of Insanity Icon Chorus of Insanity critical strike bonus reduced by 25%.
  • Auspicious Spirits Icon Auspicious Spirits damage bonus reduced to 25% (was 50%).
  • Spiteful Apparitions Icon Spiteful Apparitions (Azerite Trait) now deals the correct amount of damage if the Shadow Priest has Auspicious Spirits Icon Auspicious Spirits talented.
    • Developers' note: The multiplicative interaction between Auspicious Spirits Icon Auspicious Spirits, Spiteful Apparitions Icon Spiteful Apparitions, and Chorus of Insanity Icon Chorus of Insanity has specifically been a big part of Shadow's damage scaling to get out of control at high target counts. This change will keep their damage output in line with its original intention.
  • Vampiric Touch Icon Vampiric Touch and Shadow Word: Pain Icon Shadow Word: Pain damage reduced by 8%.

More Patch 8.3 Class Changes

You can find other Patch 8.3 class changes linked below.



  • 11 Jan. 2020: Updated based on 8.3 Patch Notes.
  • 07 Jan. 2020: Page added.
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